A 60,000-square-foot museum called Spyscape dedicated to espionage opened it’s doors at 928 8th Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets Friday morning. Designed by David Adjaye, (he designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC).
Billed as three museums as one the contemporary museum, features amazing spy stories, devices and characters from WWII code-breakers, the one-legged American spy Virginia Hall and Cold War spy pilots, to the spycatcher who brought down the FBI’s most damaging traitor and the teenager who hacked the CIA’s website.
The interactive experience lets you try real spy challenges including lie-detection in interrogation booths, observation in surveillance missions, and agility in special ops laser tunnels.
The third version is to allow you to discover your inner spy through our authentic profiling system (developed with a former Head of Training at British Intelligence) and learn how your spy skills can help you every day.
You are given an “identity band” upon entry, which uses RFID technology to allow you to interact with various stations and complete a series of escalating tasks. You run through a hallway while dodging lasers, perfect for that over active child.